House approves Hayes’ bill to provide early college registration for military spouses


Legislator: Rep. Dave Hayes
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Lawmakers in the Washington House of Representatives gave unanimous approval to a bill Monday that would allow military spouses to register early for in-state college and university courses. John Sattgast reports from Olympia.

Sattgast: Representative Dave Hayes, a Republican from Camano Island, is the prime sponsor of House Bill 1052. He says the measure is an extension of early course registration recently extended to eligible military veterans and members of the National Guard.

Hayes: “Often times these military spouses are under the same schedule constraints as their military husband or wife. And so these uh, priority registration benefits that they’ll have at our uhm.. colleges will help them stay on track to graduate on time and give them basically the same benefit that their spouses are receiving.”

Sattgast: 10th District State Representative Dave Hayes, who said early registration would also help to maximize G-I Bill benefits which can be transferred to spouses of those in active duty. The measure was approved 97 to 0. It now goes to the Senate for further consideration.

John Sattgast, Olympia.

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